Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dubai Needs REAL Parks

Yesterday, a friend of mine at work decided to show me the park just behind our office. Normally, we only get a half hour break, and I’m already known as being a little slower on my feet than most people here (12 years of being spoiled in Dubai will do that to you), but yesterday we were given an hour.

Just a four minute walk behind the building, and there’s a sanctuary of beautiful isolation. In a stark contrast to the pay-to-enter parks, with man-made wonders and rides, I sat down on a non-pay-public-bench, and here’s my view:

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It got me thinking about Dubai, and the major lack of truly public parks available. Here, if there’s not an actual park with a playground there’s a natural wonder on just about every corner. Perhaps the UAE society would benefit from (even man made) parks available to all – meaning no fences, or till’s to take pay, with fields of grass and perhaps some flowers that aren’t manipulated each season and just allowed to grow?

Perhaps if we didn’t find the only grass available to recline on was based in the center of a round-about or next to some sort of road structure, people would find stress in general declining? Perhaps, a it would take just a short while at a local park to help forget about our woes of the day, the traffic, the bitch in the office, the asshole boss whose taking us for a ride, the landlord whose sucking blood and money from our pockets. I know for just a moment there yesterday, I felt like melting into the sheer beauty, without a worry in the world. It was better than any Spa I’d ever seen in UAE, that’s for damn sure.

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Blogger i*maginate said...

You got some REAL things to say, sugarhon.

A while ago, I thought it would be a good idea to make some more parks in DXB. Thing is, I feel there are plenty "per square mile compared to greener places". Look babe, in "greener places", I would frequent "green places" more than I do here. Why? Because "ma 3ndi wakt" = y3ni = no time ;)

There are enough beautiful parks in the UAE, but it's just a matter of time until you find them. And if we got to our destinations without having to drive nearly everywhere, we might just have enough time to reach our preferred "green spots".

Luv the photos. Now can we have some more of the "blonde" ones? Thanks a million.

(It's rare to have fantastic, "real" posts on here, written by "real" *beautiful* women!)

please, please, please ;)

tf, really "missin" ya. Hope you keep happy. Maybe you'll meet a tall, blonde Canadian hunk? ;)

5:09 AM, July 27, 2007  
Blogger black feline said...

shhhh...shhhhh...shhhhh...can u see me your highness? do u remember me? your faithful feline BF!!!!!!!!! Im hiding behind some bushes...can u see me? come closer and let my claws feel your soft I hope u are well!

9:30 PM, July 28, 2007  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

BF... You gonna take your panties off for me yet?

7:22 AM, July 30, 2007  
Blogger Quillonpaper said...

more parks, more life! & when the oil shifts west, all we'll have is beauty to sell for a tourist attraction!

2:36 PM, August 04, 2007  
Blogger i*maginate said...

Hello Ms., I went off downtown to the delights of Bur Dubai to take some snaps of the new floating bridge.

And when it becomes cooler, it will be a wonderful place to spend a coolish evening.

check out one of the august posts of the uae community blog

xxx luv ya

6:01 AM, August 06, 2007  
Blogger black feline said...

madame...just a question? what ever happened to that idiot Baluchi? tell me the truth...did u killed him and now u r on the run? tell me the truth please!!!!!!!!! i need my panties back from him!

5:52 PM, August 08, 2007  
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